Privacy Policy

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Certain sections of this website offer the opportunity to purchase various products and services online, which are provided by third-party merchants rather than by us. Some of the links featured on our site are known as “affiliate links.” This means that if you click on such a link and proceed to make a purchase, we may earn an affiliate commission.*

It’s important to note that we are not accountable for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of the products and services offered by these third-party merchants. Furthermore, these merchants may have distinct privacy and data collection practices that differ from ours.

Should you choose to make a purchase from a merchant’s website, either directly or by following a link we’ve provided, any information gathered during your visit to the merchant’s online store – including details you provide during the transaction, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and credit card number – may be collected by both the merchant and us.

For more comprehensive insights into a specific merchant, its online store, privacy policies, and any supplementary terms and conditions that may apply, we encourage you to visit the merchant’s official website. You can find additional information by clicking on the provided information links or by reaching out to the merchant directly.

It’s worth mentioning that we participate in an affiliate advertising initiative designed to enable us to earn fees by establishing links to and affiliated sites.

*This disclosure conforms to the guidelines set out in the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Below is the list of companies we have affiliate links for:

  • Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
  • Audioengine